What Nap Times Reveal About Your Child’s Brain Development
[Source: Science Daily; Image Credit Dakota Corbin via Unsplash]
Infants who nap a lot have smaller vocabularies and poorer cognitive skills — according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Parents the world over are prone to worry about their children getting either too little or too much sleep.
But a new study published today reveals that some children are more efficient at consolidating information during sleep, so they nap less frequently. Meanwhile others, usually those with fewer words and poorer cognitive skills, need to nap more frequently.
The research team say that reducing naps for these children will not improve brain development, and that they should be allowed to nap as frequently and for as long as they need.
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